KOSON -- "Snow on Willow Bridge" (#10)

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Title "Snow on Willow Bridge"
("Yanagi-Bashi no Yuki")
Date 1927
(early post-War edition, 1946-1957 printing)
Series na
Publisher Watanabe Shozaburo
Seal, Carver/Printer Black "6mm Seal" (lower/left corner)
(1946-1957 printing)
Image Size 9 3/8 x 14 1/4
Impression Very Fine. Superbly executed "bokashi" shading; light "gauffrage" (embossing) to trees' snow accumulation, umbrealla, and bridge boards; lightly over-splashed "gofun" snow; baren "sujizuri" (tracings) to foreground; crisp lines, highly detailed.
(Slight ink-smudge edge left margin.)
Condition Nearly Pristine. Excellent colors.
(3-inch surface scratch sky area--otherwise absolutely flawless.) Found still side-tipped inside original "presentation folder.")
Reference/Illus Blair's 1930 "Toledo Exhibition" pl. #194; "Shin-Hanga" pl. #109; "Crow, Cranes, and Camellias" pl. #166.
Comments Considered Koson's finest "bijin/landscape" image. Not often available. (See related article.)
Item # DG-894
Price $1350 (Sold/NK)